Ask the Expert: Tendonitis versus tendinosis

– Last summer in preparation for my black belt exam I significantly increased my training volume. I quickly developed tennis elbow and many activities suddenly became painful. What is tendinosis and is this the same thing as tendonitis?

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds from 431 Air Demonstration Squadron fly in formation over the Barrie Spirit Catcher for the Canada 150 Barrie Airshow at the Barrie lakeshore on June 28, 2017. Photo: OS Camden Scott.

Fired up in Barrie: the Barrie Air Show

– Have you ever felt the rumble of a CF-18s afterburners in your chest? Well, after the Illuminate Barrie Kickoff Air Show on June 28, many local residents can describe that thrilling feeling.

Military police dog Vimy and his handler, Sergeant Justin Caron. Vimy is currently the only military police dog in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Police dog and handler leaving Petawawa

– The only military police dog in the Canadian Armed Forces is leaving Garrison Petawawa for Halifax with his handler. Sergeant Justin Caron and Vimy have had a huge impact in the area.

Brigadier-General Jaromir Alan (Czechoslovakia), the NATO National Reserve Forces Committee Chairman receives the traditional white Smithbilt hat from Dode Stiles of Calgary Tourism during the White-Hat Ceremony, which was conducted during a meet-and-greet at the Military Museums on July 10 in Calgary, Alberta. Photo: Cpl I. Thompson.

Canada hosts NATO National Reserve Forces Committee

– In support of the Government of Canada’s steadfast commitment to the Alliance and its important role in international security and defence, Canada hosted the NATO National Reserve Forces Committee’s (NFRC) Summer Congress Meeting in Calgary, Alberta from July 10 to 14.

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Canada commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

– The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division prepared for the assault on August 19, 1942. But by the end of the day, over half the Canadian forces had been captured or killed: of the 4 963 Canadian troops who participated in Operation JUBILEE, only 2 210 returned to England. This was the Raid on Dieppe.

Remembering Dieppe [Updated August 18]

– On August 19, 1942, over 6 100 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Dieppe, France with the goal of capturing the port town from the Germans. On the 75th anniversary of the Raid of Dieppe, we remember their sacrifice.

Remembering Hill 70 [Updated August 18]

– On August 15, 1917, the Canadians seized the trenches around Hill 70. On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 70, we remember their sacrifice.

Dieppe Raid a victory delayed

– This year marks 75 years since a largely Canadian force, drawn from 2nd Canadian Division, suffered heavy casualties landing on the beaches near Dieppe, France. While the debate over the raid continues today, the sacrifices made on August 19, 1942 contributed to the better outcome just under two years later during the invasion of Normandy.

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A soldier runs through a forest at it fills with pink and yellow smoke.

Canadian Armed Forces successfully completed three-year mission in Poland

– By Major Nicole Meszaros, Land Task Force Poland Public Affairs After more than three years, the Land Task Force (LTF) in Poland has concluded its …

Soldiers walk through a field with a large puddle, some carrying large loads.

Saving lives: Canadian Armed Forces members mentor Ukrainian Combat First Aid instructors

– Soldiers are receiving the lifesaving knowledge and equipment they need thanks to the donations of equipment and Individual First Aid Kits provided by Canada, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF), partner nations, and charitable organizations.

Four soldiers from different nations stand in a field and talk.

How the CAF supports NATO’s peace support Kosovo Force

– By Ashley Black, Canadian Joint Operations Command The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has been active in the Balkans region under numerous missions since 1992. Since …

The new Peace Support Training Centre facility at Canadian Forces Base Kingston will accommodate future growth to the pre-deployment training program that prepares CAF members and others for peace support operations around the world.

New Peace Support Training Centre at CFB Kingston: Training for the future

– The new Peace Support Training Centre facility at Canadian Forces Base Kingston is almost complete. Set up to provide realistic and thorough training, the new facility includes an outdoor mine-awareness training area, a simulated UN observation post, lecture halls and a state-of-the-art radio broadcast and production room.

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National Defence named one of Canada’s best places to work

– The rankings were determined from over 600 000 employee reviews from across Canada, in which employees rated their workplaces on work-life balance, salary and benefits, job security and advancement, management, and culture. DND and the Canadian Armed Forces scored an impressive overall rating of 4.3 on Indeed’s five-point scale.

A transgender CAF member’s view of hope and optimism

– As Major Kathryn Foss reaches the distinguished milestone of 30 years of military service, looking back at what got her to this point also led to contemplating more recent events.

Record-setting flight test engineer retires

– Only a few Flight Test Engineers have reached the milestone of 500 flight test hours, and there is only one who can proudly wear the 1 000 hours badge on his flight suit.

What is the Indigenous Affairs Secretariat?

– The Indigenous Affairs Secretariat is your Defence Team support on Indigenous matters, including treaty questions and help with the legal duty to consult. We are here to help organizations fulfill their Indigenous obligations, which are found in laws, treaties and policies.

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Optimizing CAF Fitness, DFIT is now used to help Canadian Astronauts reach the stars

– The Canadian Space Agency launched the fourth astronaut recruitment campaign on June 17, 2016. DFIT was responsible for the design and conduct of the physical aspects of the selection process.

PSP & Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a Natural Partnership

– For one military family, the unique challenges of life in the Canadian Armed Forces resulted in financial hardship. With a change in trade and three moves, one corporal was worried about not being able to afford sports for his children.

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CAF Story | How Capt Jorgensen controls heavy air traffic at Maple Flag

– Transcript Hi, my name’s Captain Joe Jorgensen, I’m from Calgary, Alberta and I live in Cold Lake, Alberta. Well now, I’ve been controlling the tower …

CAF Story | Cpl Reyda: “My road to the CF-18”

– Transcript I started wanting to fly F/A-18s at the age of 12. I saw the F/A-18 do the high-alpha manoeuver at an air show, and …

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Pilot Wilfred ‘Leigh’ Brintnell is in the Spotlight during Veteran’s Week

– Wilfred Leigh Brintnell, better known as Leigh, was born in Belleville Ontario in 1895. He joined the Royal Flying Corps, part of the Canadian Air …

A well rounded career gives perspective to Captain Carl Homer

– Growing up in Scarborough, Ontario, Captain Carl Homer’s military exposure was limited to what he saw in Hollywood blockbuster films. He did not consider the …

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Canada commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

– The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division prepared for the assault on August 19, 1942. But by the end of the day, over half the Canadian forces had been captured or killed: of the 4 963 Canadian troops who participated in Operation JUBILEE, only 2 210 returned to England. This was the Raid on Dieppe.

Remembering Dieppe [Updated August 18]

– On August 19, 1942, over 6 100 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Dieppe, France with the goal of capturing the port town from the Germans. On the 75th anniversary of the Raid of Dieppe, we remember their sacrifice.

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